|David was in his 7th grade class when the teacher asked the children what
their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up --
firefighter, police officer, sales rep, doctor, lawyer, etc. David was being
uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father.
"My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off his clothes in
front of other men. Sometimes, if the offer's really good, he'll go out to
the alley with some guy and make love with him for money."
Shaken by this statement, the teacher hurriedly set the other children to
work on some exercises and took David aside to ask him, "Is that really true
about your father?"
"No," said David, "He's an economist, but I was too embarrassed to say that
in front of the other kids."